Hello (Ive posted this on another board but wondered if James or any current students had any advice/experience for this!), I've recently been accepted onto a PGCE specialising in early years. I chose early years as I have years of experience volunteering in my mums Nursery (alongside 3 years of KS1) and have always enjoyed it, I interact well with the young children and enjoy seeing them learn and grow. I have over the years also had some KS2 experience, but very limited in comparison, and so just sort of discounted it as I had so much more experience with early years. However over the last couple of months i've been volunteering in a local primary school with what was supposed to be Yr1, however the overbooked students and so I ended up in a mixed Yr3/4 class and have absolutely loved it, and, going back into a nursery for the last 2 days i've realised I would really prefer to teach older children, so KS1 and 2 rather than the very little early years children, although I do still enjoy it. I do realise that it is entirely my own fault for not getting enough experience in KS2 before I applied, so i'm not looking for anyone to tell me off! I do realise this is my own fault, i just thought I had so much EY and KS1 experience that that would be my obvious path, however i've not realised it may not be! I just wondered if anyone knew if it would be at all possible or worth enquiring with my university if it would be possible to swap onto the straight primary course from early years? Or will it be that there would not be enough room for me possibly? Im worried it would be frowned on if i did even enquire and I don't want to give a bad name for myself before i even get there! I know my university gear everyone doing primary (EY and straight) to be able to teach up to KS 2 (ie. we are all taught subject knowledge up to KS2 and have identical lessons) - with the only exception being when the straight primary have french lessons, the early years specialist go and have EY lectures and also our middle block being in EY, with straight primary in KS2, so I do know it would be entirely possible to teach an older age range in primary, i'm just worried in the current job market, it will be a disadvantage if I had no KS2 teaching experience from my PGCE - is this a realistic worry? - Anyway, just looking for a little advice, I know i'm lucky to just have a place and will obviously stick to doing EY specialism if necessary as I know I would be able to teach at KS2, I just think I would prefer to have KS2 teaching experience, as I now really can't see myself ever teaching at EY, I would probably always aim for KS1 or 2! - Thankyou!